Australia Council marks 20 years of London residencies - Art Collector

16 October 2012 | Over the past 20 years Acme Studios in London has hosted 70 Australian artists on residencies. Their experiences have been captured in a new project by the Australia Council which includes a book, exhibition, film and website.

Fiona Hall, Sally Smart and Tom Polo are among the artists who have contributed to the Time & Vision publication.

“The publication is an important document of their achievements, creates the context for future discussion about artists residencies and makes visible what goes on behind studio doors,” says Ted Snell, chair of the Australia Council board.

The exhibition, taking place at the Bargehouse on the Southbank in London, includes work by Paul Knight, Lyndall Phelps and Daniel von Sturmer, among others.

In 1992, the Australia Council was the first organisation to set up an international residency program at Acme. The project is intended to show how residency opportunities give artists the time and space to explore their ideas.

Jane O'Sullivan

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